There are many different tools you can use to apply your foundation. If you only use a brush to apply powder and blush, you may want to consider using one for your foundation as well. The right foundation brush can give you a smooth, even complexion.
You can blend out your foundation no matter what type of formulation you choose. There's a brush for liquid, cream, and stick products. You may not even be aware of how many foundation brush options are available. We are going to go over the different brushes you can use for liquid application. You'll be able to select the right one for you to make blending effortless.
The Density of Liquid Foundation Brushes
A foundation brush is not the same as your other makeup brushes. The bristles are densely packed in for a firmer feel. These types of brushes are ideal for liquid products.
HIDE Premium Foundation is a great liquid product if you're in the market. It offers medium to full coverage and is sweat-proof but won't clog your pores. It's buildable and easy to blend out with a brush.
Foundation brushes are designed to help evenly buff out your base. You want a brush made with synthetic bristles because natural bristles will absorb foundation. Synthetic bristles don't soak up that much makeup, so you'll waste less product.
There are many different types of foundation brushes to consider. They come in various shapes and sizes, so you'll have to consider the type of application that best suits you.
A buffing brush is an excellent tool to start with if you're unfamiliar with blending out foundation. You'll be able to achieve a fast and simple application with even full coverage. There are buffing foundation brushes in many shapes and sizes. You'll want a larger size for applying makeup all over your face. The smaller ones are best suited for things like concealer.
One shape of a buffing brush is a flat-top brush. The bristles are packed tightly together, making them ideal for defusing foundation. While there are different head shapes, they all have bristles that are an even length. This type of brush works well with a liquid foundation. You'll want to apply a few dots to your face and begin working the brush in circular motions across your face until it’s blended out.
Full-Bodied Foundation Brush
A full-bodied foundation brush has over 140,000 ultra-fine synthetic bristles for a medium-density. It has a rounded shape that gives you the same sort of application as a flat-headed foundation brush. However, it's better suited for the contours of your face.
The way it allows you to blend and diffuse the foundation leaves you with an airbrush effect. You can achieve full coverage with a soft touch.
A stippling brush allows you to use the technique of applying tiny dots to create layers of foundation. A lightweight stippling brush can be great for applying liquid foundation. Unlike most foundation brushes, this type of brush isn't densely packed.
The bristles are the same length but are much looser on the top. You've probably seen this type of brush before. It has dark bristles at the bottom that turns white at the top.
The best way to apply foundation with this brush is to put some product on the back of your hand. Next, dip the brush into the foundation and gently stipple onto your face. You can also use small circular motions to disperse it.
You don't want to use too much pressure, though, when applying your foundation. Since stippling brushes bristles are looser, you will smash and bend them if you press too hard. The brush will lose its shape and not work as well.
A Kabuki brush is often associated with applying powder products. However, you can also use it to put on a liquid foundation. The density of the bristles is perfect for getting an even layer of product.
A Kabuki brush has a shorter handle than other options. It allows you to hold the brush closer to your face and makes you feel like you have more control while applying foundation. The brush head is a flat-top, and you use it the same way. You can find brushes with premium quality synthetic fibers that are soft and don't absorb foundation. You can easily clean these types of bristles.
These brushes are also great for travel since they are shorter and compact. Plus, some of them come with a cover or a retractable option. You won't have to worry about the bristles getting damaged or dirty. You can throw them into your travel bag and go!
A tapered brush is flat on both sides and looks the most similar to an actual paintbrush. It may be what some people think of when they hear liquid foundation brush. You can also use these brushes to spot-correct as well.
You use it by dabbing the brush into your foundation and applying it in even strokes. Start in the middle of your face and work your way outward. You may have to go back over your face with the brush to make sure your blend everything together and there are no streaks. This style of brush can be harder to get flawless coverage since you can’t use a buffing motion.
Before using, you can also dip this brush in warm or cold water. The water will prevent it from absorbing the product, and it can also make the application feel more refreshing. You may also notice you get more of an even coat when you use a damp brush.
You always want to squeeze the excess water out before use, just like you would with a makeup sponge. Excess water in the brush can dilute your foundation, and it won't provide the best coverage.
Cleaning Your Foundation Brush
No matter what brush you choose, keeping it clean is vital to get the best coverage. A foundation brush can quickly become caked with the product. The bristles won't buff out your foundation as easily. Keeping your brush clean will also help keep your skin clear.
When you use a dirty brush, you may be spreading around all kinds of bacteria and other impurities. These things can harm your skin, like irritation and breakouts. Ideally, you'll clean your brush after each use, but that isn't always doable for everyone. You should at least aim for once a week.
There are a number of different soaps and solutions you can use to clean your brush. There are brush cleaners with ingredients that help break down the foundation in the bristles. If you don't have a brush cleaner, you can also use dish soap or hand soap.
You can soak the brush head in the solution of your choice and use a buffing motion on your hand to work out the product. Rinse the brush head facing down to avoid getting water where the bristles are glued together. When the water runs clear, your brush is clean!
The Brush for You
Now that you know about the many different foundation brushes, you can choose the best one for your coverage needs. You don't have to be a makeup artist to apply foundation like a pro. HIDE products can help you achieve flawless-looking skin with any brush!
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